Jimmy Page explained that there is little to no chance of Led Zeppelin ever hitting the road again. Back on December 10th 2007, Page teamed up with with Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham filling in for his late-father John Bonham at London' O2 Arena, for a one-off concert since released as Celebration Day.
Since then, the world has yet to stop clamoring for the long dormant band to take the show on the road. During a chat with NME, Jimmy Page explained, "At the time of the O2, we thought — myself, John Paul Jones, and Jason — that there was going to; it was said that there were gonna be some more dates. It would’ve been really good to have done that after the O2, 'cos we’d put a lot of work into The O2 and we were really on it, y’know? But it didn’t come off."
He went on to say, "It seems really unlikely that there would be a tour in the future. Unlike the Rolling Stones, they do sort of know that the fans love that — also I know that with Led Zeppelin (fans too). But it doesn’t look as though there’s anything in the future, unfortunately. We’re talking about a concert that was gigantic at the time, but that was 2007: time passes, y’know?"
In October 2012, during the press conference to promote the band's live Celebration Day collection, which chronicled the 2007 reunion gig, Jimmy Page dispelled any rumors of imminent Led Zeppelin tour dates: ["Well, look; at this time four years ago, we'd have been rehearsing to get to the O2. In December it'll be five years since the O2. So, that's a number of years that pass in between, so that seems unlikely, if there wasn't a whisper, or a hint that we would get together to do something or other. I'd say even two years ago, or whatever. Seems pretty unlikely, that's what I think."] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . what I think)
Robert Plant shed light on how the 2007 reunion only spurred on more desire for Zeppelin to become an ongoing matter: ["In a way, obviously, it's pressure again, but it's a different kind of pressure. The last lot of pressure was, like, having the physicality and the mental capacity to be what we were many, many years ago and actually have conviction and be on it. And people can take it or leave it — but it was great, it was really good. And then you drift off and you get surrounded by this stifling industry that is: 'why don't you. . .' 'have you thought about. . . ba, ba, ba.' But when we spend time on our own, bit by bit, we become friends again."] SOUNDCUE (:29 OC: . . . become friends again)
Jason Bonham, who lost his father when he was only 14-years- old, felt as though his whole life had been building up to drumming for Zeppelin on December 10th, 2007 in London: ["But for me, as I said, it was a huge, huge honor to play. And all I was concentrating on the night, 'cause I knew there was that many people there — I was just concentrating who was on the stage. I just wanted to impress my mates here, my dad's friends."] SOUNDCUE (:13 OC: . . . my dad's friends)
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